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Why the War Party Fears Hagel

Illbay Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:00 PM
There is also a Cuba lobby, a Europe lobby, an Asia lobby, an Africa lobby, and in fact a lobby representing every corner of the globe where U.S. influence is desired. Yes, Buchanan is an anti-Semite. His sympathetic apology for Hitler and scorn for U.S. "involvement" in World War II demonstrated that to my own satisfaction (and embarrassment, as before that I mostly agreed with him).
In the fortnight since Chuck Hagel's name was floated for secretary of defense, we have witnessed Washington at its worst.

Who is Chuck Hagel?

Born in North Platte, Neb., he was a squad leader in Vietnam, twice wounded, who came home to work in Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign, was twice elected U.S. senator, and is chairman of the Atlantic Council and co-chair of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.

To The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol, however, Hagel is a man "out on the fringes," who has a decade-long record of "hostility to Israel" and is "pro-appeasement-of-Iran."